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    Default Best ways to hide Aff. Links?

    I'm looking for some script resources to hide affiliate links (or redirection).

    I'll appreciate if you can post some here.

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    Hi Daniel,

    Take a look at Fast Click from FTR Soft... you can find more details at ftrsoft.com
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    You can also set up a directory with your links in it. I do this but really don't see a lot of difference it clicks from links with and without my link showing.

    If you make a directory say... "recommends" then make a php script with your tag in it, like http://pokersite.com and name it pokersite.php and save it in that directory. Then your link would be http://mysite.com/recommends/pokersite.php, your visitor clicks the lionk and it goes to the directory, finds the file and attaches your tag, it takes a second for the redirect but it is is smooth.
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    While you may not see a direct benefit in terms of the number of clicks when cloaking and not cloaking you do get the added benefit of anonymity. This prevents malicious affiliates (nobody here I'm sure ) from screwing with you. It also makes updating links in the future a breeze. You only have to update on php file rather than every link throughout your site...what a headache! If a program that you promote, ie scaredy cat casinos from last week, decide to change their url then you only have about 1 minute of updating to do instead of hours.
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    Here's what I do. I have a separate redirect page for all affiliate links.

    Here's a page I have for VegasRed Casino for example called vegasred.php
    PHP Code:
    <?php
        header
    ("Location: http://banner.vegasred.com/cgi-bin/redir.cgi?id=N&member=XXXXXXXXXXX"); 
    ?>
    I have all links for VegasRed pointing to this vegasred.php page (with a rel="nofollow").

    As Potsie says, when you want to change all the casino links you only have to go to one page.

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    That's exactly the way I do it Wager. So simple it hurts.

    Quote Originally Posted by WagerX View Post
    Here's what I do. I have a separate redirect page for all affiliate links.

    Here's a page I have for VegasRed Casino for example called vegasred.php
    PHP Code:
         header("Location: http://banner.vegasred.com/cgi-bin/redir.cgi?id=N&member=XXXXXXXXXXX"); 
    ?> 
    I have all links for VegasRed pointing to this vegasred.php page (with a rel="nofollow").

    As Potsie says, when you want to change all the casino links you only have to go to one page.
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    Hi guys!

    Are those redirects or how do they work? I used to use a redirect script but I was told that Google wasn't to fond of redirects!

    PHP Code:
    <meta HTTP-EQUIV='REFR**' content='0; url=

    http://www.chilipoker.com/english/play-online-poker-bonus?ref=%&^&^&1'
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    I recommend fastclick as well.

    All links are stored in a database, and there are stats to go along with it as well.

    Like others have said, changing links is as simple as logging in to the fast click backend and changing the link one time.

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    Your can use htaccess
    ex:
    link on your site: mysite.com/go/ft
    htaccess :
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule .*/ft$ xxtp://tiltpoker.com/?key=M [R,L]

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    ahh Eric could you put that in English! lol
    i knw about htaccess but the code u have here hows it work etc!

    Quote Originally Posted by eric* View Post
    Your can use htaccess
    ex:
    link on your site: mysite.com/go/ft
    htaccess :
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule .*/ft$ xxtp://tiltpoker.com/?key=M [R,L]
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    Blair,
    Make a file called "chilipoker.php", and then in that file place this text:
    PHP Code:
    <?php
        header
    ("Location: http://www.chilipoker.com/english/play-online-poker-bonus?ref="); 
    ?>
    When you want to send a reader to chilipoker just link to this chilipoker.php file. That will redirect your link. Now, you mentioned about redirects earlier. You are right. That's why it's important to place the tag rel="nofollow" in the <a>.
    PHP Code:
    <a href="chilipoker.php" rel="nofollow"  target="_blank">Click Here to Play Poker NOW!</a
    The rel="nofollow" lets google know that they are not to give link value to the redirect.
    The target="_blank" opens up a new window, which is preferred by me because if the player doesn't like it they still have your window open and you don't lose them.

    Cheers!

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    Great post!

    I use a program called ShortURL which is MySQL based and does a similar job to Fast Click. Redirects and also tracks.

    I find the tracking really good although ShortURL does no historical tracking and for this reason I am liking Fast Click and giving that a look.

    @WagerX, nofollow is also a great topic. I do not nofollow my links and I have had Google pick up quite a few of my redirects directly associated to keywords. Don't ask me how, I wish I knew, but these links shall we say convert great. The user types in a merchant name and my link takes them direct to the merchant site. Like arbitrage but I don't know how I am doing it, I wish I did

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    Hmmm, looking at Fast Click has got me thinking. I use Woopra, which is amazing for stats. I am sure I can code something so Woopra tracks my outbound links and gives me a much better interface than Fast Click for free..

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    Great WagerX thanks for clearing that up!! know i can go back to the easier method of linking!

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    Since we have talked about fastclick dozens of times over the years here, I will be updating a number of posts with a link to this thread:
    https://www.gpwa.org/forum/forensics-needed-177540.html

    I am not 100% against the use of this program, and hope that there is a simple solution, but for anyone using fastclick, or thinking about doing so, be sure to visit the above listed thread and watch it for updates.

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    What i put inside my page (chilipoker.php in your example) is a redirect using a meta refresh:
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    meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=http://www.chilipoker.com/english/play-online-poker-bonus?ref=XXXXXXX"
    Quote Originally Posted by WagerX View Post
    Blair,
    Make a file called "chilipoker.php", and then in that file place this text:
    PHP Code:
         header("Location: http://www.chilipoker.com/english/play-online-poker-bonus?ref="); 
    ?> 
    When you want to send a reader to chilipoker just link to this chilipoker.php file. That will redirect your link. Now, you mentioned about redirects earlier. You are right. That's why it's important to place the tag rel="nofollow" in the .
    PHP Code:
    Click Here to Play Poker NOW
    The rel="nofollow" lets google know that they are not to give link value to the redirect.
    The target="_blank" opens up a new window, which is preferred by me because if the player doesn't like it they still have your window open and you don't lose them.

    Cheers!
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    Great post, this is really what i am looking for.

    I got one question, I want to add "session" as well as putting another php code inside the header location. Can I type the code as follows?

    PHP Code:
         header("Location: http : // www .awin1.com/awclick.php?mid=1111&id=21111&clickref="); 
    ?> 

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    Sorry, I don't why the code is missing. The correct one is as follows:

    PHP Code:
    <?php session_start(); ?>
    <?php
        header
    ("Location: http : // www .awin1.com/awclick.php?mid=1111&id=21111&clickref=<?php echo $_SESSION['track'];?>"); 
    ?>

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    Smile hiding aff code with images?

    Hi all, excellent post. I have a question though in regard to images. Is there a way to hide the aff id without hosting the images on my server. For example with the following - x being the aff id:

    (a h.ref="ht.tp://www..newgoldencasino..com/?c=xxxxx&s=15")( img src="h.ttp://www..bestcasinopartner..com/show.php?c=xxxxx&s=15" border="0")

    Any suggestions would be appreciated,
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    Yes, I think all you have to do is change the href part to the url you will use whether it be fastclick, shorturl, or one of the other methods posted in this thread.

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